Jon Buchan Featured on Charlotte Readers Podcast

Partner Jon Buchan was the recently featured author on Charlotte Readers Podcast, a local production hosted by Landis Wade, an author and self-described “recovering trial lawyer.” The show features Charlotte area authors and those who visit the Queen City. Host Landis Wade encourages authors to read and talk about their award-winning, published and emerging works, the kind of stories and …

Media Partner Jon Buchan Quoted by WBTV

Partner Jon Buchan was quoted recently in a WBTV article, “Judge Issues, Lifts Restraining Order Preventing WBTV Investigation From Airing.” Last week a Mecklenburg County judge issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting WBTV and Reporter David Hodges from airing an investigative story. The story focused on a local towing company’s efforts to tow and, later, sell the car of a soldier deployed …

Natalie Potter Coaches at Heart of a Woman Conference

On Wednesday October 23, Natalie Potter, an attorney with Essex Richards, served as a business coach in the area of trademark law at The Heart of a Woman conference, hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte. The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte has been conducting the conference for three years, and Natalie was thrilled to be invited to participate …

GateHouse Media and Fayetteville Observer Win 2-Year Battle to Unseal Files in Abuse Case

Originally published by The Media Law Resource Center, October, 2019. By Jonathan E. Buchan On September 13, 2019, the two-year battle by GateHouse Media and The Fayetteville Observer to unseal a North Carolina state court civil file ended with the court-ordered unsealing of every document in the file, redacting only the identities of the three juvenile plaintiffs who had brought claims of …

Attorney Natalie Potter Serves as Business Coach

On Wednesday October 23, Natalie Potter, an attorney with Essex Richards, served as a business coach in the area of trademark law at The Heart of a Woman conference, hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte. The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte has been conducting the conference for three years, and Natalie was thrilled to be invited to participate …

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Essex Richards ERISA Litigation Team Earns National Recognition

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have named Essex Richards to their 2020 list of “Best Law Firms” in America. The firm received a national ranking and metropolitan rankings in several practice areas. For the fourth year in a row, Essex Richards earned a national ranking for its ERISA Litigation practice. ERISA (which stands for the Employee Retirement Security Income Act of …

Partner Jon Buchan Receives Ayscue Professionalism Award

Essex Richards Partner Jonathan Buchan was named as the recipient of the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation’s 2020 Ayscue Professionalism Award at the annual Law & Society Luncheon on Thursday, October 31, 2019. The luncheon was hosted by the Mecklenburg County Bar and the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation. The award is given each year in recognition of exemplary professionalism by a Mecklenburg County …

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Partner John Woodman Quoted Regarding BrewPublik Bankruptcy

Partner John Woodman was quoted recently in a Charlotte Agenda article, “The Recent Bankruptcy of BrewPublik Reveals the Charlotte Startup’s Deep-Rooted Problems.” The article covers the recent bankruptcy filing of Charlotte start-up BrewPublik. John was contacted by The Charlotte Agenda for his opinion regarding the bankruptcy proceeding. He commented that he “considers it best practice to include any and all individuals …

Essex Richards Team Wins Access to Court Records Case

A September 13 North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling unsealed the final key documents in a high profile Cumberland County civil case, ending two years of hard fought litigation. The newly unsealed documents provided detailed allegations of sexual misconduct with teen boys by a politically prominent Fayetteville car dealer, Mike Lallier. The unsealed settlement agreement also revealed that he had …

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Natalie Potter to Coach at Heart of a Woman Conference

Essex Richards attorney Natalie Potter will participate at the upcoming Women’s Business Center of Charlotte’s conference, The Heart of a Woman on October 23. Natalie will serve as a legal business coach to women in the Charlotte community. The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte (CBCC) empowers women with the tools needed to establish businesses, stabilize their companies, generate sustainable profits, …